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Originally posted by The Vagabond
Its a very interesting ticket but I think that partisan views of them each on the national stage would be a problem.
Colin Powell faces the suspicion from Republicans that he's light in the loafers- they might be willing to tollerate that from their token cabinet member who they completely ignore, but not from a vice president (i mean he, he was their token veteran and token black guy both in one shot- how could they say no?).
Also, what I took away from Wesley Clark's loss was that a lot of people out there don't want to need a president who knows how the military works. They'd much rather have someone who knows how to get out of a war than someone who knows how to get in- even if he knows how to win.
Then there's Lieberman. Across the board he'll have trouble exciting people who dont normally follow politics because he looks a little older than most candidates and he tends to speak softly and not be terribly emotionally stirring. If all campaigning was done in text, I bet the results of every race he's ever run would shift a couple of points further in his favor.
Alos let's not forget how badly the left wanted to see him crash and burn last time out.
Maybe if Lieberman got plastic surgery, took singing lessons from Howard Dean, and learned to play guitar he'd win in a landslide.
Hillary is the obvious one to take on a Republican as a VP because she's the one who needs her reputation moderated the most.
Originally posted by jsobeckyThat's the first time I've heard that allegation.
the Democratic Party, wanted to defeat him because of his support for the Iraq war. So he went Independent. Then the people voted him back in.
Yeah, and if maybe people could stop watching American Idol and get past someone's physical looks and concentrate on his character, we'd be a much better nation.
Hillary would rather give birth to a chair than to form an alliance with a Republican.
The only case where that could change would be if an old-school Republican showed up and won a high-turnout Republican primary by narrow margin over someone like McCain. Never going to happen, I absolutely concede that, I'm just saying the Clinton is the kind of candidate who would have the most to gain politically by taking on a Republican running mate.
Originally posted by seagull
Pretend for a moment I've no idea what 10% of the population you are refering to, and enlighten me.
"The Constitution gurantees Americans freedom of Religion, not freedom from Religion."
Originally posted by seagull
I'd heard that quote on a number of occasions but never who'd said it. Kind of a dumb thing to say, IMHO.
However, he's a pretty good politician (oxymoron, anyone?) if you only piss off 10-15% of your prospective constituency.
He's right in a strictly legalistic sort of way, but to say it is kind of silly. Why needlessly antagonize a group of people if you don't need to?
Originally posted by Hobbes
As such, I think '08 will be a weak race for the Democrats.